St. Thomas professor Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada specializes in teaching piano, creativity, and performance anxiety reduction techniques. In this episode of Composer Quest, Vanessa shares some tips on getting past mental blocks as a composer, and she explains how hypnotherapy can be helpful in reducing stress, increasing productivity, and sparking creativity. She also explains why Brahms is her favorite composer.
Some things we talked about in this episode:
- Psycho film clip without music
- Jaws film clip with Strauss’ Blue Danube
- Vanessa’s podcast, the Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation